The Reality of Central American Migration with Noelle Brigden

Trump’s demagogic rhetoric on MS-13 is designed to obscure the truth about the reality and origins of mass Central American migration: the roots of migration from Central America lie in significant part in the violence unleashed by US-backed dirty wars and deportations of alleged gang members. The demonization of Central American gangs functions to distract the public from US complicity and legitimate a cruel deportation machine. Dan’s guest, political scientist Noelle Brigden, has spent years researching on the migrant trail. For more background, check out Dan’s Washington Post op-ed

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Topics: Immigration Imperialism and Foreign Policy Latin America
Guests: Noelle Brigden